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Old July 17 2014, 08:19 PM   #16
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Re: Which TV character's death moved you the most?

In 24, the death of David Palmer happened right at the beginning of the floodgates opening when you still felt that there existed characters other than Jack Bauer who were in the protection bubble. Unfortunately later in the series they made characters so expendable they lost all impact, but at that point, it still had an impact.

For Six Feet Under I'd vote for Nate's wife for the most moving death, just in the way the episode unfolded where she just disappeared and it gradually becomes harder and harder to deny she's dead.

Battlestar Galactica has a few (Though a few of them later reversed). Ellen Tigh, Starbuck, Laura Roslin.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:22 PM   #17
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Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits) of NYPD BLUE.
As soon as I saw the thread title, this is who came to mind.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:24 PM   #18
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In the middle of a silly season of a silly show, True Blood managed to deliver one of the most powerful and moving death scenes I've ever watched with the death of Godric, and it wasn't even of a significant character on the show.

When that episode aired, my girlfriend (who is generally NOT a cryer) weep for about an hour afterward. When he cameoed later that season (or another season, I forget which), she gasped his name as her eyes welled up in preparation to be moved again to tears. For this scene and character to affect her so much, they had to be beautifully shot, written, and performed (which I agree that they were).

As for the character death that moved me the most, I'd probably have to say Lt. Dan Muldoon in the first season of the Naked City. I loved that character and he dies before the opening title shot in the episode "Bumper." Later in that same episode, his replacement (a super-unlikable A-hole) is paging through his day planner and comes to a memo written for some day in the future that says: "Jimmy's birthday. Needs new gloves." Jimmy Halloran was his young partner and this small notation spoke so much about Muldoon's character that I was moved to tears. Kind of a silly thing to cry over -- a tiny consideration for someone else scrawled into a book -- but the actor John McIntyre played Muldoon with such charm and compassion that losing that character from the show was devastating.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:30 PM   #19
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It was in a film, though the character began on TV: Spock's death reduced me to a sobbing wreck in the cinema. It still makes me choke up even now when I know there's 4 more films.
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Old July 17 2014, 08:40 PM   #20
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Old July 17 2014, 08:43 PM   #21
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Admiral Forrest from Star Trek: Enterprise, since he reminded me so much of my dad and thus watching Forrest die was almost too much to handle.

Side note: Vaughn Armstrong was on an episode of Law & Order: LA and played a very Forrest-like character. Died there, too.
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Old July 17 2014, 09:00 PM   #22
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1 - Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in Doctor Who
2 - Sheridan and the station herself in Babylon 5
3 - Idris in Doctor Who
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Old July 17 2014, 09:15 PM   #23
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Here are 3 that moved me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgDEJ9mlzIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRyEj1I4BhQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oRgLpedumA
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Old July 17 2014, 09:18 PM   #24
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Oh, and there's also this. Makes me bawl like a baby, each and every time. Including this one.

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Old July 17 2014, 09:19 PM   #25
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Oh, that reminds me, a particular character's death in Breaking Bad. THAT'S going out like a man.



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Old July 17 2014, 09:53 PM   #26
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For those of us who don't have access to You Tube, would you mind providing some sort of clue to who you're talking about?
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Old July 18 2014, 12:13 AM   #27
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Leo McGarry on The West Wing - even more so due to John Spencer's death.
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Old July 18 2014, 01:15 AM   #28
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Old July 18 2014, 01:19 AM   #29
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I was a bit too old for Sesame Street then, but I remember the death of Mr. Hooper (and actor Will Lee in real life) hitting my kindergarten-aged sister pretty hard at the time. They handled it in a very responsible and caring manner on the show and made it a teachable moment, while allowing both the cast and the children at home to deal with their feelings about Mr. Hooper and the death of loved ones in general.

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Old July 18 2014, 01:26 AM   #30
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Buffy.

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